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HII looks toward LPD 29

6th July 2017 - 16:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has received a $218 million contract from the US Navy for material and advance construction activities for landing platform dock LPD 29.

The funds will be used to acquire long-lead-time material and major equipment, including main engines, diesel generators, deck equipment, shafting, propellers, valves and other long-lead systems for the vessel. It will be the 13th amphibious transport dock of the San Antonio class.

HII Ingalls’ 11th LPD, Portland (LPD 27), has returned from builder’s sea trials and will be delivered later this year. Fort Lauderdale (LPD 28) began construction in December 2016 and will have its keel laid this fall.

The San Antonio class ships are used to embark land marines, their equipment and supplies ashore via air cushion or conventional landing craft and amphibious assault vehicles. The ships support a Marine Air Ground Task Force across the spectrum of operations.

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